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What did I do?

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I turned my 6-speed truck around in my parents driveway and started drifting down the hill. I usually put it in second and coast down their gravel driveway. Today I did that but it was actually still in reverse and it did seem to be pulling some gravel but that's not unusual. When I stopped at the end of the driveway to pull out I noticed it was idling higher than usual. Once I hit the road I started shifting and I think it was when I hit 3rd that it started acting crazy. It felt like I pushed the clutch in a little then let it out real fast. I drive home short shifting without problem but it still seems to be acting crazy. When I pulled into my garage it was still idling higher than usual.

Any ideas?
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Sounds like you may have damaged your clutch.
If you were still able to coast down the hill in reverse, the only way that could happen is if your clutch was slipping.
Frontier clutches are known to fail and the situation you described may have hasten it.
My clutch went at 7,000 mi.I would not blame yourself. It was ready to go more than likely.
You may damage the flywheel. When Mine went I was able to use the same flywheel.
I mentioned this a few times.
I blew my clutch on Saturday.
Needed to be in Ensenada on Wednesday for the Baja 1000.
Pulled the tranny on Sunday.
Monday there were no clutches available,after market or stock.
McCleod rebuilt my clutch that afternoon, back in the truck later that day.
Just sanded the flywheel with 80 grit.
Went 315 miles of the 1000 with no problems.
Same clutch in the truck now and will use it for NORRA in April.
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